Fat Transfer Breast Augmentation

What is fat transfer breast augmentation?

Fat transfer to the breast is performed by harvesting fat using liposuction techniques and then transferring the fat by injecting it into the breast.

What are the risks of fat transfer breast augmentation?

The main risks of fat transfer to the breasts includes poor take, asymmetry, fat necrosis, fat cysts, calcifications, skin loss, and unfavorable scarring.

How do I choose a plastic surgeon for fat transfer breast augmentation?

You should ask if he is board certified first, and then discuss options for the fat transfer. You might want to review the various techniques as well and which technique he feels will give you the best result with the least amount of complications.

What does the process of fat transfer breast augmentation look like?

The procedure entails harvesting fat using liposuction techniques and then preparing the fat and injecting it into the breast.

Fat Transfer Breast Augmentation Frequently Asked Questions

Can a mammogram detect a ruptured implant?

A mammogram may detect a rupture but an MRI or ultrasound are more sensitive.

Can you transfer fat to your breast?

Yes fat transfer can be performed on the breast.

Can belly fat be used for breast reconstruction?

Yes, belly fat is often used for breast reconstruction.

Does fat transfer last?

Fat transfer does last.

Can I lay flat after breast augmentation?

I prefer patients sleep on their back for the first few weeks.

How do fat transfers work?

Fat is harvested from one are of the body and transferred to another areas using liposuction techniques to harvest the fat and syringes to re-inject the fat.

Can I take my surgical bra off for a few hours?

In my opinion, the surgical bra is not mandatory. It is used for comfort.

How long do I need to sleep upright after breast augmentation?

I prefer that patients sleeps on their back for a few weeks after surgery.

How long is recovery after fat transfer?

Most patients can go back to light duty within a few days after breast fat transfer.

When can I run after breast augmentation?

I prefer patients avoid running for about 3-4 weeks.

How painful is breast augmentation recovery?

Breast augmentation under the muscle can be uncomfortable. Many will say the pain is about 6-7 out of 10 for several days after the procedure.

Is natural breast augmentation safe?

Breast augmentation is very safe.

What are the risks of fat transfer?

Fat transfer risks include poor take of the fat, fat necrosis, contour irregularities, and infection as the most common risks.

Steven Wallach MD

Steven Wallach MD

Dr. Wallach is a board-certified plastic surgeon in New York City who specializes in performing cosmetic procedures of the face, breast and body. As one of the cutting edge experts in the field, Dr. Wallach consults on a regular basis with people in the beauty, media, and publishing worlds.

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